A comprehensive glossary of autophagy-related molecules and processes (2nd edition)

Daniel J. Klionsky, Eric H. Baehrecke, John H. Brumell, Charleen T. Chu, Patrice Codogno, Ana Maria Cuervo, Jayanta Debnath, Vojo Deretic, Zvulun Elazar, Eeva Liisa Eskelinen, Steven Finkbeiner, Juan Fueyo-Margareto, David Gewirtz, Marja Jäättelä, Guido Kroemer, Beth Levine, Thomas J. Melia, Noboru Mizushima, David C. Rubinsztein, Anne SimonsenAndrew Thorburn, Michael Thumm, Sharon A. Tooze

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The study of autophagy is rapidly expanding, and our knowledge of the molecular mechanism and its connections to a wide range of physiological processes has increased substantially in the past decade. The vocabulary associated with autophagy has grown concomitantly. In fact, it is difficult for readers-even those who work in the field-to keep up with the ever-expanding terminology associated with the various autophagy-related processes. Accordingly, we have developed a comprehensive glossary of autophagy-related terms that is meant to provide a quick reference for researchers who need a brief reminder of the regulatory effects of transcription factors and chemical agents that induce or inhibit autophagy, the function of the autophagy-related proteins, and the roles of accessory components and structures that are associated with autophagy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1273-1294
Number of pages22
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2011


  • Autophagy
  • Lysosome
  • Mitophagy
  • Pexophagy
  • Stress
  • Vacuole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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